Fall Into A Quilt Along Block Twelve

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Fall Into A Quilt Along Block Twelve

Today brings a fantastic pattern for block 12 in the Fall Into A QAL.

The Owl.

Today’s block is designed by me.

Here she is.

Full instructions is in the pattern that you will download.

You can download the pattern here.

I have not appliqued the owl pieces yet, as that will be done, when I quilt the block.

The Hosts for the Quilt Along

Please also visit all the the other hosts and designers, to see how they have made with block one. Each host has their very own unique style. And I loved all of their hedgehogs very much.

April Adams – https://www.JANDABendQuilts.com/blog
Sherry Shish – poweredbyquilting.com
Sandy Maxfield – sandystardesigns.com
Kathleen McCormick – kathleenmcmusing.blogspot.com
Bobbi Bridgeman – snowydaysquilting.com
Jennifer Fulton – http://www.inquiringquilter.com/
Karen Thurn – https://tunaquilts.wordpress.com/
Sandra Healy – http://www.sandrahealydesigns.com
Abbie Danahy – sparkilyblog.wordpress.com
Jennifer Fulton – http://www.inquiringquilter.com/

And don’t forget to join our Facebook group to join in the fun of sharing your creations.

Let us not forget the prizes!

Post your links in the next 2 weeks to be able to win these prizes. A new set of prizes will be up for grabs for each block being released.

Our lucky winner will receive the following prizes. The giveaway is open to international participants worldwide.

Two Dritz sewing notions:

Seam-Fix™ Double-Sided Seam Ripper

https://www.dritz.com/quilting-sewing-supplies/sewing/sewing-tools/seam-rippers/949/

Heat Erase Marking Pens; 5 pack

https://www.dritz.com/quilting-sewing-supplies/quilting/marking-measuring-tools/marking-pens-pencils-erasers/3364/

A PDF pattern of your choice from Quilting with Vanda

https://www.craftsy.com/profile/quilt-in-piece

The Big Grand Prize at the end of the quilt along, is for anyone who completes a full quilt top. And it is worth it, just see what you can win.

“These are our prize sponsors throughout the QAL” … “The Final Grand prize will be announced 10/16/18”.

In addition, the following members of Partners in Design are providing prizes as well:

Abbie at Sparkle On

April at JANDA Bend Quilts

Kathleen at Kathleen McMusing

Sandra at Sandra Healy Designs

Sherry at Powered by Quilting

Vanda at Quilting with Vanda – this is me.

 

This Quilt Along is brought to you by our group of talented designers and hosts Partners in Design.

 

 

Have a happy crafty and sewing week.

Vanda

My Happy Place Row Along The Great Outdoors

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My Happy Place Row Along The Great Outdoors

Hi everyone,

Today is finally my day to release my pattern for the My Happy Place Row Along. When Marian Pena from Seams To Be Sew announced this years row along, I had to take part. We all have our happy places, some of us even have more than one.

Thanks Marian, for hosting another brilliant Row Along.

I for one, have more than one happy place. It was hard to choose but I finally decided on The Great Outdoors.

I love a good campfire, overlooking the lake (or damn, as we call it here in South Africa) and the fantastic Drakensberg in the distance. I can just imagine myself being there, right now.

I machine stictched the applique pieces to the background.

And at the top, where the sky is, I decided to tie down that section, with some silver thread by hand. Inside all of the stars.

And the back of the quilt.

I added a hanging sleeve to the back, as this quilt has a place on my wall, just need to drill some holes.

The traditional quilters might raise the eyebrows to this, but because I work all day, I really don’t have time to hand sew a binding down. I would never get anything done. So all my bindings are machine stitched.

After trying several different styles if binding, I have decided I like the flanged binding best. It makes it look very neat and tidy. You just sew along the join in the seam and all done. There are many tutorials online on how to make the flanged binding.

You can download the row along pattern here.

We have some wonderful sponsors for this Row Along.

First is Northcott Fabrics has been a sponsor of this event for all three years this Row Along has been held. In the first row along and now in the third, they have provided up to a yard of fabric to the bloggers to use in their rows, this was the first part of their sponsorship this year.

The codes for these fabric choices are;

1/2 yard 39390-68 – Stonehenge – Joy to the world (used for the night sky)

1/4 yard 39302-95 – Stonehenge – Gradations Graphite (Used for the mountains)

1/4 yard 39304-66 – Stonehenge – Mystic Twilight (used for the water)

Now for the prizes,

Fat Quarter Shop Gift Certificate $25.00

Shipping Is Coupon Code Via Email
Value $25.00

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Electric Quilt Version 8

Shipping Is Coupon Code Via Email
Value $239.95

a Rafflecopter giveaway

What Else Can You See Today

The previous Designers on their days were:

Tuesday September 4, 2018

The Quilt Rambler
Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Cheryl LaPlante
Be A Quilter
Patti’s Patchwork

Thursday September 6, 2018

Pretty Piney
Ms P Designs USA
Creatin’ in the Sticks
Freemotion by the River
Any Pattern

Tuesday September 11, 2018

Barbara Dieges
Upstairs Hobby Room
Quilt Art
UlaSewing / SzycieUli

Thursday September 13, 2018

Pumpkin Patch BC
Sew Incredibly Crazy
A Quilting Chick
Patchwork Breeze

Tuesday September 18, 2018

Just Let Me Quilt
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Quilt Fabrication
Renee’s Quilting Addiction
Made By Marney

Thursday September 20, 2018

Clever Chameleon
Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Heleen Pinkster Quilt Design
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
Seams To Be Sew

Tuesday September 25, 2018

Songbird Designs/Brenda’s Blog
Powered By Quilting
Kissed Quilts
Happy Sewing Room
Sew Joy Creations

Thursday September 27, 2018

BobbininQuilts
Daydreams of Quilts
The Quilted Snail
Scrapdash

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Words & Stitches
True Blue Quilts
Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse
Meanderings Along Lizard Creek
Creativeblonde

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Quilt In Piece
Jaded Spade Creations
Mountain Meadow Designs
Masterpiece Quilting
Pamela Quilts

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Show and Tell Day

Hosts to be announced.

LLAP

Vanda Chittenden

Fall Into A Quilt Along Block Ten

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Fall Into A Quilt Along Block Ten

Today brings a fantastic pattern for block 10 in the Fall Into A QAL.

Wow, I was tickled pink, when I saw today’s block!

Today’s block is the Pickles in jars and is designed by Sandra Healy of Sandra Healy Designs.
http://www.sandrahealydesigns.com/blog/

I loved picking colors from my stash for this block.

Here they are.

Full instructions is in the pattern that you will download.

You can download the pattern here.

I have not appliqued the carrots and pears yet, as that will be done, when I quilt the block.

As I am planning to quilt as you go for this quilt. The same as I did last year.

The Hosts for the Quilt Along

Please also visit all the the other hosts and designers, to see how they have made with block one. Each host has their very own unique style. And I loved all of their hedgehogs very much.

April Adams – https://www.JANDABendQuilts.com/blog
Sherry Shish – poweredbyquilting.com
Sandy Maxfield – sandystardesigns.com
Kathleen McCormick – kathleenmcmusing.blogspot.com
Bobbi Bridgeman – snowydaysquilting.com
Jennifer Fulton – http://www.inquiringquilter.com/
Karen Thurn – https://tunaquilts.wordpress.com/
Sandra Healy – http://www.sandrahealydesigns.com
Abbie Danahy – sparkilyblog.wordpress.com
Jennifer Fulton – http://www.inquiringquilter.com/

And don’t forget to join our Facebook group to join in the fun of sharing your creations.

Let us not forget the prizes!

Post your links in the next 2 weeks to be able to win these prizes. A new set of prizes will be up for grabs for each block being released.

Our lucky winner will receive the following prizes. The giveaway is open to international participants worldwide.

$25 Gift Certificate to Fort Worth fabric studio

https://www.fortworthfabricstudio.com/

and a PDF pattern of your choice from Sandra Healy Designs

http://www.sandrahealydesigns.com/shop/

FWFS is an online-only fabric store, based in Texas USA, specializing in beautiful quilt fabrics & batiks for quilters and the creative seamstress.

Help us support our sponsors, visit FWFS to sign up for their newsletter for updates on new items and promotions.

The Big Grand Prize at the end of the quilt along, is for anyone who completes a full quilt top. And it is worth it, just see what you can win.

“These are our prize sponsors throughout the QAL” … “The Final Grand prize will be announced 10/16/18”.

In addition, the following members of Partners in Design are providing prizes as well:

Abbie at Sparkle On

April at JANDA Bend Quilts

Kathleen at Kathleen McMusing

Sandra at Sandra Healy Designs

Sherry at Powered by Quilting

Vanda at Quilting with Vanda – this is me.

 

This Quilt Along is brought to you by our group of talented designers and hosts Partners in Design.

Have a happy crafty and sewing week.

Vanda

My Happy Place Row Along Start Tomorrow

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My Happy Place Row Along Start Tomorrow!

My Happy Place RAL 2018

Northcott Fabrics has kindly given fabric to the designers participating to help them create their rows.

The Designers For My Happy Place RAL 2018

Sponsors For My Happy Place RAL 2018

Please come along tomorrow and see what the first group of designers have planned for you.
Happy Sewing!
Vanda

Fall Into A Quilt Along Block Six

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Fall Into A Quilt Along Block Six

Today brings a delicious pattern for block 6 in the Fall Into A QAL.

Sherry Shish of Powered By Quilting, has designed the Pie block, it is a mix of pieced and applique, with a little bit of embroidery.

I absolutely loved making this block, and took forever deciding on my fabric choices.

Here is my cranberry pie. I haven’t appliqued my pieced yet and will do the embroidery last.

Full instructions is in the pattern that you will download.

You can download the pattern here.

As I am planning to quilt as you go for this quilt. The same as I did last year.

The Hosts for the Quilt Along

Please also visit all the the other hosts and designers, to see how they have made with block one. Each host has their very own unique style. And I loved all of their hedgehogs very much.

April Adams – https://www.JANDABendQuilts.com/blog
Sherry Shish – poweredbyquilting.com
Sandy Maxfield – sandystardesigns.com
Kathleen McCormick – kathleenmcmusing.blogspot.com
Bobbi Bridgeman – snowydaysquilting.com
Jennifer Fulton – http://www.inquiringquilter.com/
Karen Thurn – https://tunaquilts.wordpress.com/
Sandra Healy – http://www.sandrahealydesigns.com
Abbie Danahy – sparkilyblog.wordpress.com
Jennifer Fulton – http://www.inquiringquilter.com/

And don’t forget to join our Facebook group to join in the fun of sharing your creations.

Let us not forget the prizes!

Post your links in the next 2 weeks to be able to win these prizes. A new set of prizes will be up for grabs for each block being released.

Our lucky winner will receive the following prizes. The giveaway is open to international participants worldwide.

Here is Block 6 prize info.

https://www.craftsy.com/ideas/boundless

The Big Grand Prize at the end of the quilt along, is for anyone who completes a full quilt top. And it is worth it, just see what you can win.

“These are our prize sponsors throughout the QAL” … “The Final Grand prize will be announced 10/16/18”.

In addition, the following members of Partners in Design are providing prizes as well:

Abbie at Sparkle On

April at JANDA Bend Quilts

Kathleen at Kathleen McMusing

Sandra at Sandra Healy Designs

Sherry at Powered by Quilting

Vanda at Quilting with Vanda – this is me.

 

This Quilt Along is brought to you by our group of talented designers and hosts Partners in Design.

Have a happy crafty and sewing week.

Vanda

Fall Into A Quilt Along Block Three

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Fall Into A Quilt Along Block Three

Welcome everyone to Block 3 for the Fall Into A QAL.

Without further ado, here is block 3. The Bonfire Block is designed by Sherri of Powered By Quilting.

Full instructions is in the pattern that you will download.

You can download the pattern here. Plus clicking on the picture above will take you to the download page as well.

As I am planning to quilt as you go for this quilt. The same as I did last year.

Remember to come back and visit next week Tuesday, where I will show you how I quilt this block.

The Hosts for the Quilt Along

Please also visit all the the other hosts and designers, to see how they have made with block one. Each host has their very own unique style. And I loved all of their hedgehogs very much.

April Adams – https://www.JANDABendQuilts.com/blog
Sherry Shish – poweredbyquilting.com
Sandy Maxfiel – sandystardesigns.com
Kathleen McCormick – kathleenmcmusing.blogspot.com
Bobbi Bridgeman – snowydaysquilting.com
Jennifer Fulton – http://www.inquiringquilter.com/
Karen Thurn – https://tunaquilts.wordpress.com/
Sandra Healy – http://www.sandrahealydesigns.com
Abbie Danahy – sparkilyblog.wordpress.com
Jennifer Fulton – http://www.inquiringquilter.com/

And don’t forget to join our Facebook group to join in the fun of sharing your creations.

Let us not forget the prizes!

Post your links in the next 2 weeks to be able to win these prizes. A new set of prizes will be up for grabs for each block being released.

Our lucky winner will receive the following prizes. The giveaway is open to international participants worldwide.

One free pattern of your choice from Powered by Quilting:

https://poweredbyquilting.com/shop/

Seam-Fix™ Double-Sided Seam Ripper:

https://www.dritz.com/quilting-sewing-supplies/sewing/sewing-tools/seam-rippers/949/

Omnigrid 4 1/2” square ruler:

https://www.omnigrid.com/quilting-sewing-supplies/rulers/omnigrid-standard-rulers/r45g/

The Big Grand Prize at the end of the quilt along, is for anyone who completes a full quilt top. And it is worth it, just see what you can win. “These are our prize sponsors throughout the QAL” … “The Final Grand prize will be announced 10/16/18”, that would be great!

In addition, the following members of Partners in Design are providing prizes as well:

Abbie at Sparkle On

April at JANDA Bend Quilts

Kathleen at Kathleen McMusing

Sandra at Sandra Healy Designs

Sherry at Powered by Quilting

Vanda at Quilting with Vanda

This Quilt Along is brought to you by our group of talented designers and hosts Partners in Design.

Have a happy crafty and sewing week.

Vanda

Hedgehog Quilt As You Go

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Hedgehog Quilt As You Go.

Remember I did not applique stitch the shapes down, as I wanted to stitch them down after I made my quilt sandwich.

Start with making sure your shapes are heat pressed down properly.

Then make a quilt sandwich, making sure that you batting and your backing is slightly bigger than your block.

Baste your sandwich in any method you like.

The back

Then once you picked your design to quilt, draw it onto your block with an erasable pen. I decie

Applique stitch around each shape, either by hand or with your machine.

Look, a hedgehog shape on the back!

Straight line stitch the grass at the bottom.

Then free motion stitch swirly shapes for the wind around the hedgehog.

I added an additional squiggly line in the body of the hedgehog to make it look more spiky.

Happy sewing.

Vanda

 

Fall Into A Quilt Along Block One

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Fall Into A Quilt Along Block One

Welcome everyone to Block 1 for the Fall Into A QAL.

Without further ado, here is block 1. A hedgehog, I just could not resist making one of these little critters. I love them. You see where I live in South Africa it is fall or autumn right now. So I am so happy to be working on a Fall quilt with all of you.

For the hedgehog I decided to design an applique pattern. It is super simple and easy to make.

Full instructions is in the pattern that you will download.

You can download the pattern here. Plus clicking on the picture above will take you to the download page as well.

My block, has not been stitched down yet. As I am planning to quilt as you go for this quilt. The same as I did last year.

Remember to come back and visit next week Tuesday, where I will show you how I quilt this block.

 

The Hosts for the Quilt Along

Please also visit all the the other hosts and designers, to see how they have made with block one. Each host has their very own unique style. And I loved all of their hedgehogs very much.

April Adams – https://www.JANDABendQuilts.com/blog
Sherry Shish – poweredbyquilting.com
Sandy Maxfiel – sandystardesigns.com
Kathleen McCormick – kathleenmcmusing.blogspot.com
Bobbi Bridgeman – snowydaysquilting.com
Jennifer Fulton – http://www.inquiringquilter.com/
Karen Thurn – https://tunaquilts.wordpress.com/
Sandra Healy – http://www.sandrahealydesigns.com
Abbie Danahy – sparkilyblog.wordpress.com
Jennifer Fulton – http://www.inquiringquilter.com/

And don’t forget to join our Facebook group to join in the fun of sharing your creations.

Let us not forget the prizes!

Post your links in the next 2 weeks to be able to win these prizes. A new set of prizes will be up for grabs for each block being released.

Our lucky winner will receive the following prizes. The giveaway is open to international participants worldwide.

The Big Grand Prize at the end of the quilt along, is for anyone who completes a full quilt top. And it is worth it, just see what you can win.

This Quilt Along is brought to you by our group of talented designers and hosts Partners in Design.

Please share your finished blocks in the linky below.

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Have a happy crafty and sewing week.

Vanda

I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Quilt As You Go Layout

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I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Quilt As You Go Layout

And finally and far to quickly, we have finished all 12 blocks and will be sewing them altogether to make a quilt.

Some of you may have quilted each block along with me, to make a quilt as you go quilt. I am so happy to see so many of you.

Now I will be showing you how to put these together.

But first, there is the really big prize.

I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Quilt As You Go Layout

The sponsors web pages are below;

Make Modern Magazine – https://www.makemodern.com.au/

RJR Fabric – https://www.rjrfabrics.com/

Island Batik – www.islandbatik.com/

Quilting Jetgirl – https://quiltingjetgirl.com/

The Warm Co – https://warmcompany.com/

Aurifil – www.aurifil.com/

Warm Crochet – https://warmcrochet.com/

Good luck, you have until 15 January 2018 to submit a photo of your finished quilt top to enter to win the prize.

Putting the quilt together.

You will need the following;

(8) 1 inch x 12.5 inch strips (back)

(8) 2 inch x 12.5 inch strips (front) (pressed in half)

(3) 1 inch x 36.5 inch strips (back)

(3) 2 inch x 36.5 inch strips (front) (pressed in half)

Your choice of binding.

My layout, has 3 blocks in a row, and 4 rows to make up the final quilt.

Step 1

Take (1) 2 x 12 inch strip and line it up on the front of a block.

Add (1) 1 x 12 inch strip to the back of the block.

Make sure they are line up nicely. You will have the top strip, the quilted block and the bottom strip all lined up. Now, sew a seam a 1/4 inch from the edge.

Step 2

Turn over your block. See the strip?

Press the back strip towards the seam. This will make it easier to sew the next block to it.

Step 3

Take the next block in the row, place it with the backside facing up, and the backside of the first block facing down. So they need to be back to back.

Place the back strip (from the first block) along the edge of the second block.

Make sure that they edges line up nicely.

And sew a 1/4 from the edge.

Step 4

Flip the second block over to also face up. Check how perfectly the edge fit snugly together. This will not create a ridge in the finished quilt, as there is no overlapping.

Press the top strip over to the second block. The top strip cover the seam allowance easily.

You can now, either hand sew this strip down, the same as binding, or you can machine sew a straight line down the edge. To make it look more even, you can repeat the line on both sides of the strip. Plus if you use a matching thread with the back, you will not notice the extra line on the back.

Step 5

Repeat, all the steps above, to finish the rest of the rows. And exactly the same way, to attach all the rows.

The finished quilt. Trimmed and squared.

The binding.

I cut my binding strips at 2 1/2 inch wide and pressed in half. Use any technique you prefer to bind your quilt. I like to machine bind my quilts, as most are for my family and they don’t mind.

Candy stripe binding.

My amateurish attempt at placing the quilt artistically below. LOL.

A closeup of the biding and the corners.

The Hosts for the Quilt Along

Please go and have a look at all the hosts posts today. Each of the host will be making all the blocks throughout the Quilt Along and will be providing tips and hints to help you along they way. Plus they will help answer any questions you may have. And it will be awesome to see all the different fabric that is being used by every host, to help you make a decision for your own.

Abbie at Sparkle On
Becca at Pretty Piney
Karen at Tu-Na Quilts

 

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LLAP

Vanda – Quilt In Piece

I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block Twelve Plus Prizes

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I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block Twelve Plus Prizes

Don’t forget, besides the prizes you can win each week, there is also a big prize for everyone who posts a finished quilt at the end.

Here are some of the sponsors for the BIG prize that you can win at the end of the quilt along.

I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block Twelve Plus Prizes

And now we have the FINAL block, block 12.

The “Christmas Lights” block was designed by Laura Piland at Slice of Pi Quilts. You can find the tutorial and pattern on her blog here.

Here is my finished Christmas Lights block.

I will confess here, that it was my first time making and using bias tape in quilting. It scared me silly.

But here is the big lesson my fellow quilters, do not prevent yourself from trying something new or different, because it looks to scary or difficult.

This block was a lot easier than I thought it would be, because of the bias tape. I did not for one second believe that the fabric would form a curved shape.

Laura’s instructions in the pattern and on her blog, is super easy to follow and explains everything very well.

So pop on over to her blog and check it out.

Quilting the block

Below is a couple of close up photos of the quilting on this block.

First, I glued down the bias tape with some thermaweb. I managed to selvage some from an elderly lady who was throwing her sewing things away. Below is brands typically found in South Africa, but I a pretty sure that anywhere else had better quality products available. These were for hemming clothes and works perfectly for this project. I used the 23mm (+- 1 inch strip, rolled in 8 yard lengths)

See now I don’t have to pin the tape.

I started by stitching down all the bias tape, as I was a bit worried it would move around to much. Even with it being glued down.

Using a machine applique stitch, in this case a blanket stitch.

And lastly I stitched around each of the globes.

The background called for some meandering to fill up the spaces.

The Hosts for the Quilt Along

Please go and have a look at all the hosts posts today. Each of the host will be making all the blocks throughout the Quilt Along and will be providing tips and hints to help you along they way. Plus they will help answer any questions you may have. And it will be awesome to see all the different fabric that is being used by every host, to help you make a decision for your own.

Abbie at Sparkle On
April at JANDA Bend Quilts
Becca at Pretty Piney
Bobbi at Snowy Days Quilting
Diane at Cwilt Fabrics & Haberdashery
Jennifer at The Inquiring Quilter
Karen at Tu-Na Quilts
Laura at Slice of Pi Quilts
Sandy at Sandy Star Designs
Sherry at Powered by Quilting
Vanda at Quilt in Piece<—- That’s me!

Now for the prizes for submitting block 12!

Post your links in the next 2 weeks to be able to win these prizes. A new set of prizes will be up for grabs for each block being released.

Make Modern’s website (https://www.makemodern.com.au/) and Sandy Maxfield website (http://sandystardesigns.com/).

Add your link on the linky party for the “Christmas Lights” block at Laura Piland’s website at Slice of Pi Quilts. If you don’t have a blog, you can still enter the giveaway by posting you block on Instagram with the #iwishyouamerryqal and in the Facebook group – I Wish You a Merry Quilt Along with the #iwishyouamerryqal. I can’t wait to see everybody’s blocks.

Miss a block!

Don’t worry, here they are;

Block 1: direct link to the block 1 post, that has the download link

Block 2: https://www.jandabendquilts.com/home/i-wish-you-a-merry-qal-block-2-christmas-tree-farm

Block 3: http://www.sliceofpiquilts.com/2017/08/i-wish-you-merry-qal-block-3-tutorial.html

Block 4: http://www.inquiringquilter.com/questions/2017/8/27/i-wish-you-a-merry-qal-block-4

Block 5: https://poweredbyquilting.com/2017/09/11/i-wish-you-a-merry-qal-block-5/

Block 6: http://www.sandrahealydesigns.com/i-wish-you-a-merry-qal-block-6/

Block 7: http://sandystardesigns.com/2017/10/10/wish-merry-quilt-long-block-7/

Block 8: http://alicesamuelsquiltco.com/i-wish-merry-quilt-along-block-reveal/

Block 9: http://www.snowydaysquilting.com/blog/2017/10/23/i-wish-you-a-merry-quilt-a-long-reindeer-games

Block 10: http://blog.cwilt.co.uk/2017/11/i-wish-you-merry-quilt-along-block-10.html

Block 11: http://chittenden.co.za/blog/wish-merry-quilt-along-block-eleven-plus-prizes/

 

LLAP

Vanda Chittenden

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